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Two Playa del Carmen convenience stores robbed at gunpoint within hours

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Within a span of approximately two hours, two central Playa del Carmen convenience stores were attended to by police for armed robberies.

One of the assaults occurred at a convenience store located along 40th Avenue when staff reported two people got out of a taxi and entered the store. Yielding guns, the pair demanded cash, which amounted to about 2,000 peso. Then then fled back into the waiting taxi.

The second robbery happened around 8:00 p.m. along 30th Avenue at the same chain of convenience stores. Employees there told police that at least two people entered that store with guns and demanded cash, however, they were unable to describe the getaway vehicle to police.